Seasonal Figurative Language Fun!
Isn’t funny how our teacher minds NEVER seem to shut off – even when we want them to? LOL!
Well, today was a perfect example.
I was at Target, and of course you can never just walk past the Dollar Spot section.
Sometimes I wish I had the willpower to keep moving, but it just doesn’t happen.
As I was browsing, I found this adorable pop-up book!
I picked it up and thought my little man might like this. He loves books. The cute Halloween theme was just a bonus.
So, I took it home and as I was showing it to him, I realized that the text was PERFECT for figurative language study for onomatopoeia!
Being a HUGE fan of teaching onomatopoeia anyway (what kid doesn’t like a lesson that involves sound effects and such a cool name?), this would be an adorable way to introduce it!
I can see teachers using this book (which is obviously intended for little ones) – as an upper intermediate tool.
If you have a document cam, toss it under and read aloud the book to introduce the concept.
From there, head on over to any online tutorial for the kids to break into groups and create their very own onomatopoeia pop-up book!
They would have a blast!
You might want to check out:
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- Groundhog Day
- Black History
- Valentines Day
- St. Patricks Day
- Earth Day
- Mothers Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
…and even more, such as a section for student birthday suggestions and indoor recess ideas for when the season turns cold!
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What if your school/district does not allow holiday-related material to be used in curriculum? No problem!
You could make your own version (this one is literally only 8 pages long) with pictures and words from fall.
Think about the sounds of leaves, Friday night football games, and hayrides.
Grab a camera, step outside, and snap images to use and to share with your students no matter what the weather is like where you live!
Need a creative writing worksheet with 25 fall onomatopoeia words already listed? Grab it below.
Have fun! If you (or your students) create your own onomatopoeia book, I would love to see it!
What is your favorite figurative language lesson? We would love to hear in the comments below!